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    DirectX libraries

    Where can I get the DirectX libraries and include files?
    I don't want to download the full SDK, I only want libraries and include files.
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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/

    Have you tried the end-luser runtime file? it is 24.8mb will contain the dlls to run dx9

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    Have you tried the end-luser runtime file? it is 24.8mb will contain the dlls to run dx9
    But that doesn't include the DX headers and libraries, essential files for building a DirectX application. As far as I know, you'll have to install the entire SDK, unless you download from an unknown source, which is probably not a good idea.

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    But that doesn't include the DX headers and libraries, essential files for building a DirectX application.
    That is what I said. It will contain just the dlls to run dx9. There is a trick that you can do with the dlls and get your progs running useing there dx9 dlls with out the SDK. If you want doc and source code then you should get the SDK. and example progs. libs and headers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    Where can I get the DirectX libraries and include files?
    Quote Originally Posted by kryptkat
    That is what I said. It will contain just the dlls to run dx9. There is a trick that you can do with the dlls and get your progs running useing there dx9 dlls with out the SDK. If you want doc and source code then you should get the SDK. and example progs. libs and headers.
    Duh. He didn't ask for for the DLLs!

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    Just get the SDK for god's sake and don't try any tricks.

    There is a right way to do things and a wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kryptkat
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/

    Have you tried the end-luser runtime file? it is 24.8mb will contain the dlls to run dx9

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    Some typos are really funny. End-luser runtime...

    Finally I downloaded the whole SDK. It took some time and it had 800MB of SAMPLE PROGRAMS!?! I really think Microsoft should make a package where are no sample programs, because first I couldn't imagine why the SDK is so huge.

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    You sound like mummy!

    Just get the SDK for god's sake and don't try any tricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    I really think Microsoft should make a package where are no sample programs, because first I couldn't imagine why the SDK is so huge.
    We're talking Microsoft here... c'mooon.........
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    Sample programs are sometimes useful... but they really need to make different packages...
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